SFC Ethan Skarstedt is MID NCOIC for 1/19th SFG(A) of the Utah National Guard as well as NCOIC of the SIGINT training activity at the Draper, UT foundry platform. He has three combat deployments with the 1/19th as a SOT-A team member and SOT-A team leader, OIFx1 and OEFx2, serving with 19th, 3rd, and 5th Group ODAs. He has participated in training and foreign internal defense operations in Korea, Senegal, and Germany. He has been married for 21 years and has 5 children. He has previously published two short stories, one as a co-author with Brandon Sanderson in the anthology ARMORED from Baen publishing.